The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

49 results for ‘Crime Victims’ found

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(August 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition addresses the history of women in the Canadian federal penitentiary system, the International Conference on Prison Abolition, and the relationship between female criminality and the... Read More

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(Winter 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Christmas in prison, the suicide of a prisoner in the segregation unit of P4W, and the poor living conditions at P4W. Articles address the health implications of smoking and... Read More

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(February 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

Beginning with the excellent editorial “I Am the Penal Press”, this issue includes guest editorials on the subject of prisoner motives and being viewed as society’s “rejects”,... Read More

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(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an piece on the Solitary Confinement Abolition Project, this issue contains an opinion piece on justice, views on prison homosexuality, and a critique of opinions on prison employment. Also... Read More

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(October 1992) released from Bath Institution

This issue contains information about the Bath Institution Terry Fox Run, answers to prisoner questions by the Assistant Commissioner of Penitentiaries, John Rama, a piece on a prisoner trip to the Whig... Read More

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(Spring 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment... Read More

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(October 1993) released from Westmorland Institution

This issue contains an editorial about the importance of truth, articles on the elimination of the prisoner vote, the focus of American television on violent crime stories, and plans for where to house... Read More

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(Summer 2009) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains many letters to the editor, an editorial on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a piece on being tired of jail and the ways to work on getting out and staying out, and a prisoner’s... Read More

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(Fall 2014) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

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(February 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial celebration of the penal press, a personal account of recidivism, an article focussing on the trials and tribulations of the family members of a prisoner, and a lengthy... Read More

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(Christmas 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This Tightwire issue contains Christmas cards, poetry, and the prison’s chapel schedule.  It discusses anger resolution, computer skills, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and risk... Read More

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(August 1981) released from Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes thoughts on a society without prison, changes around the institution, an insider’s perspective on life in prison, nutritional information, those suffering for crimes they... Read More

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(February 1995) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This edition includes statistics on Canadian prisoners with tuberculosis and employment at Collins Bay.  Additionally, Claire Culhane, victims of crime, the Attorney General, case management,... Read More

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(Winter 1984) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a recap of the recent Exceptional People’s Olympiad, alienation in prison, news of an innocent man being killed in a police raid, an article on crime victims and proposed... Read More

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(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More